Teen Titans #16

Writer: Mary Wolfman Artist: Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
6.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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A unseen villain has taken over the citizens of San Francisco with one target in mind...Starfire! Can Kory and her teammates figure out a cure for the masses before they lose control of their minds and bodies forever? Find out in this one-shot epic written by comics legend Marv Wolfman!

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Jan 25, 2018

    Teen Titans 16 is a somewhat of a throwback issue. Wolfman only writes the original New Teen Titans here. There are no Aqualad or Kid Flash or Damian. He is solely concentrating on three characters from his 1980s run and as such brings the sense of nostalgia and fan service to the book. It would have been interesting to see Wolfmans take on the rest of the team, but none of this takes away from the fact that book is an enjoyable look at the original cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 25, 2018

    This is not the greatest issue of Teen Titans, but it is a good Starfire tale, one that was needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Chris Jan 24, 2018

    This was a fun character spotlight for Starfire... written by the man who knows her better than anyone.  Worth picking up... just don't go into it expecting to see the entire Teen Titans line-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jake Putnam Jan 29, 2018

    Buy the book, if your any kind of DC fan at all who has ever either loved Starfire at one point or another or loved the Teen Titans in any way shape or form your going to love this inclusion into their mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jan 26, 2018

    Overall, the story did not lend itself to a multiple issue arc, so I am glad Wolfman and creative team were able to deliver an important coming of age story for Kory while keeping it engaging and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jan 27, 2018

    TEEN TITANS #16 is an enjoyable read, though it's far from perfect. The heroic spotlight on Starfire gives great insight into her character, but an impatient plot takes away from the experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Jan 24, 2018

    Teen Titans#16 has considerable strengths. However, I disliked the feeling of this being a filler issue. Starfire certainly shined, but the meaning and consequence of the story felt shortchanged. Still,Teen Titans #16 strikes a good tone. The story is compact and wraps neatly in a single issue. Wolfman's return brings nostalgia and weight to this one-off issue. Derenick's art is well-paired with Wolfman's dialogue. The colors were excellent and leptoff the page. However, the issue felt less than critical to the continuity of Teen Titans. Readers will wait to see if this story has any bearing on the next story arch. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 25, 2018

    This lacks the heart and emotion of his earlier work, which used to define this book as DC's answer to the X-Men. Now, it's just another teen melodrama. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Jan 23, 2018

    As a Starfire fan, I was, for the most part, pleased with this issue Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2018

    There's some potential, but the story ultimately falls flat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 24, 2018

    With no advancement of the ongoing plot, this issue is strictly for Starfire fans or those wanting to see Wolfman craft another Titans story. Otherwise this one is safe to skip. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jan 25, 2018

    I don't think it's a bad comic. But at the same time I don't think it's a phenomenal read, either. In my opinion, this issue could easily be skipped and you would not really miss a thing, since the issue has some questionable choices regarding characterization, somewhat inconsistent artwork where bodily proportions are way off, and a number of plot holes that make the narrative very wobbly for me. As such, I would not recommend buying this issue unless you are a hardcore Starfire fan and have been looking to read a story where she takes center-stage, or you just don't want to leave any holes in your Rebirth Teen Titans comics collection. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jan 24, 2018

    A completely forgettable issue that can be painlessly subtracted from your pull list this week as it is purely a self-contained story with no future ramifications. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jeremy Joanes Jan 24, 2018

    Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott, and Jim Charalanmpidis helm the artwork as penciller, inker, colorist, respectively and its fine. It doesnt distract from the storytelling nor does it enhance in any way. Hopefully moving forward the series will go back to using more unique styles as it did in the beginning with Khoi Pham and Jonboy Meyers. In the end this issue is inoffensive and uninteresting both in its writing and its art. If theres any comic to skip this week, this is it. Read Full Review

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